Activists angry over Perth festival Fringe World’s new deal with fossil fuel giant Woodside

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Woodside has transitioned its sponsorship to ‘philanthropy’ at the festival’s parent company Artrage, which says it is ‘not in business of making political statements’

Just weeks after climate activists celebrated the apparent split between Perth festival Fringe World and its major sponsor Woodside Petroleum, a new partnership has been announced – with the fossil fuel giant transitioning its sponsorship to the festival’s non-profit parent company, Artrage.

Woodside’s funding will be directed to a new philanthropy program that will facilitate “a more [financially] sustainable organisation”, Artrage said in Thursday’s announcement.

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